Who We Are

Since the formation of the Seventy Ninth Group just three years ago, the company has grown rapidly. Founded by The Webster Family, who have acquired over thirty years of experience within the real estate sector, the company has become a leading force within both the property and natural resources market thanks to their ability to target, acquire and add value to assets using their unique model. The staff here at the Seventy Ninth Group have also become an extension of this family, with our strong values, such as reliability and loyalty, at the forefront of what we do.

Our Story

Mining operation in Kankan

Following the success of their commodity supply chain management business for The Gunvor Group, David and Jake set up a profitable alluvial mining operation in Kankan, a city in the North East of the Republic of Guinea, West Africa. During this time, both David & Jake became widely respected by central government and local communities for their commitment to Guinea during and after the Ebola crisis, as other multinational companies suspended their mining operations.

Lusso Tesoro

Lusso Tesoro was founded. David and Jake targeted the acquisition of further mining concessions within the Republic of Guinea’s Siguiri Basin region, utilising the family’s extensive experience in the Real Estate and mining sectors. By working with local partners, communities and companies, the Websters gained invaluable experience and established further essential relationships within the country.

79th Luxury Living

Following the establishment of Lusso Tesoro, David and Jake – now back in the UK – founded 79th Luxury Living, a family-owned and managed real-estate investment company. The duo also expanded their operational team in the Republic of Guinea to accommodate the company’s unprecedented growth.

During this time, multiple investment securites were launched across both companies, and each business began to work with private investors across the globe in order to fund numerous projects across the real estate and natural resources sectors.

The Seventy Ninth Group

The Seventy Ninth Group, a parent company for operations across the real estate and natural resources sectors was founded by our board of directors in order to prepare the company and each of its subsidiaries for future expansion.

By the end of the year, the Seventy Ninth Group and its subsidiaries were working closely with over three hundred private and institutional investors from over 23 different countries. Due to the business’ rapid and unprecedented growth, numerous key directors from areas such as compliance and regulation were appointed to The 79th Group’s board of directors; amongst these appointments were Adriènne Kelbie CBE and Andy Cole CBE.

Unprecedented growth

Unprecedented growth 2021 saw the Seventy Ninth Group and its subsidiaries undergo unprecedented levels of growth. By the end of the year, the team had expanded by over 50% in a number of key areas including compliance, Human Resources and capital markets, and had received accreditation from recognised organisations such as the United Nations Global Compact, Green Mark and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Due to the company’s expansion into additional markets across the globe as well as the launch of a record number of projects across the United Kingdom’s real estate sectors, the Seventy Ninth Group has become one of the UK’s fastest growing asset management companies, renowned for its expertise operating in distressed market conditions.

Throughout the course of the year, the Seventy Ninth Group and its subsidiaries launched multiple unregulated and regulated investment securities in order to fund ongoing and future projects. In particular, its natural resources divisional growth meant that the company is now West Africa’s largest natural resources divisional growth meant that the company is now West Africa’s largest natural resource owner and operator by number of resource concessions under ownership. The continued success of the Seventy Ninth Group has also captured the attention of a number of awarding bodies, leading to the company and its subsidiaries winning the Best Business Award 2021 at the Best Business Awards and Outstanding Fast-Growth Business at the 2021 Global Business Excellence Awards.

Mining operation in Kankan

Following the success of their commodity supply chain management business for The Gunvor Group, David and Jake set up a profitable alluvial mining operation in Kankan, a city in the North East of the Republic of Guinea, West Africa. During this time, both David & Jake became widely respected by central government and local communities for their commitment to Guinea during and after the Ebola crisis, as other multinational companies suspended their mining operations.

Lusso Tesoro

Lusso Tesoro was founded. David and Jake targeted the acquisition of further mining concessions within the Republic of Guinea’s Siguiri Basin region, utilising the family’s extensive experience in the Real Estate and mining sectors. By working with local partners, communities and companies, the Websters gained invaluable experience and established further essential relationships within the country.

79th Luxury Living

Following the establishment of Lusso Tesoro, David and Jake – now back in the UK – founded 79th Luxury Living, a family-owned and managed real-estate investment company. The duo also expanded their operational team in the Republic of Guinea to accommodate the company’s unprecedented growth.

During this time, multiple investment securites were launched across both companies, and each business began to work with private investors across the globe in order to fund numerous projects across the real estate and natural resources sectors.

The Seventy Ninth Group

The Seventy Ninth Group, a parent company for operations across the real estate and natural resources sectors was founded by our board of directors in order to prepare the company and each of its subsidiaries for future expansion.

By the end of the year, the Seventy Ninth Group and its subsidiaries were working closely with over three hundred private and institutional investors from over 23 different countries. Due to the business’ rapid and unprecedented growth, numerous key directors from areas such as compliance and regulation were appointed to The 79th Group’s board of directors; amongst these appointments were Adriènne Kelbie CBE and Andy Cole CBE.

Unprecedented growth

Unprecedented growth 2021 saw the Seventy Ninth Group and its subsidiaries undergo unprecedented levels of growth. By the end of the year, the team had expanded by over 50% in a number of key areas including compliance, Human Resources and capital markets, and had received accreditation from recognised organisations such as the United Nations Global Compact, Green Mark and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Due to the company’s expansion into additional markets across the globe as well as the launch of a record number of projects across the United Kingdom’s real estate sectors, the Seventy Ninth Group has become one of the UK’s fastest growing asset management companies, renowned for its expertise operating in distressed market conditions.

Throughout the course of the year, the Seventy Ninth Group and its subsidiaries launched multiple unregulated and regulated investment securities in order to fund ongoing and future projects. In particular, its natural resources divisional growth meant that the company is now West Africa’s largest natural resources divisional growth meant that the company is now West Africa’s largest natural resource owner and operator by number of resource concessions under ownership. The continued success of the Seventy Ninth Group has also captured the attention of a number of awarding bodies, leading to the company and its subsidiaries winning the Best Business Award 2021 at the Best Business Awards and Outstanding Fast-Growth Business at the 2021 Global Business Excellence Awards.

Our Team

Dave Webster

Chairman

Jake Webster

Managing Director

Curtis Webster

Investment Director

Natalie Bellis

Chief Executive Officer

Andy Cole CBE

Board Advisor

Adriènne Kelbie CBE

Non-Executive Director

Genevieve Pearson

Non-Executive Director

Gary Pitts

Board Advisor

Andor Lips

Non-Executive Director

Matthew Proctor

Operations Manager

Simon Larkin

Marketing and Communications Manager

David Andrews DipPFS

Strategic Partner Manager

Lydia Ruiter

Compliance Manager

Alicia McMahon

Human Resources Manager

Rhian Pennington

Operations Support Manager

Amy Jones

Client Support & Onboarding Manager

Eleanor Longworth

Onboarding Manager

Georgia Peach

Relationship Manager

David Brenkley

Strategic Partner Consultant

Chloe Cassim

Client Relationship Officer

Sean Berry

Onboarding Team Leader

Jack Gallagher

Onboarding Team Leader

Craig Johnson

Onboarding Officer

Rebecca Lloyd

Client Onboarding Administrator

Matthew Thomas

Client Onboarding Administrator

Liene Buklagina

Client Onboarding Administrator

Heather Crompton

Client Onboarding Administrator

Jane Lund

Client Onboarding Administrator

Ethan Webster

Administrative Assistant

Phil Hayton

Digital Marketing & Events Manager

Georgia Dutton

Senior Graphic Designer

Matthew Kinsey

Graphic Designer

Hannah Gregg

Marketing Assistant

Suzanne Wolohan

Marketing Analyst

Emily Lawrence

Social Media & Content Co‑ordinator

Lizzy Delahunt

Creative Assistant

Ashley Weston

Finance Manager

Paige Walker

Purchase Ledger and Accounts Assistant

Lauren Hughes

Finance Assistant

Nathan Daley

Finance Assistant

Jennifer Salcedo

Personal Assistant to Jake and Curtis Webster

Yasmine Bassiah

Group Fund Manager

Emily Reeder

Executive Administration Assistant

Joseph Mawdsley

Project Manager

Aleksandra Parulska

Legal Assistant

Emma Cox

Operations Support Assistant

Jon Holmes

Compliance Coordinator

Laura Fletcher

Human Resources Assistant

Ben Lawrence

IT Technician

Grace Waters

Receptionist

Dave Webster

Chairman

Retailer | UK’s Largest Private Landlord | Experienced Natural Resources Professional

A natural leader and previously one of the largest private landlords in the UK, David has over 27 years of experience in the property sector as both a developer and a landlord. David has previously built significant personal and corporate portfolios, consisting of developments in excess of £500 million of both residential and commercial property. Following his initial retirement from the property sector, David partnered with SNR Dentons as a commodity advisor in the precious metals industry, before launching his own venture in the natural resources sector, Lusso Tesoro (now Seventy Ninth Resources).

As Chairman of the Seventy Ninth Group, David oversees the overall direction and growth of the Group and its subsidiaries, continuously seeking out new and exciting opportunities that elevate our operations to new heights. Additionally, David has won Asset Management Chairman of the Year at CEO Monthly’s Chairperson Awards for the last two years running.

Jake Webster

Managing Director

Portfolio Management | Corporate Finance | Pilot

Working as Managing Director across the Seventy Ninth Group and its subsidiaries, Jake is highly experienced and proficient in portfolio management, deal structuring and private finance. Jake has been heavily involved in the natural resources and asset management sectors for several years, working internationally with central banks and global commodity houses to establish and arrange finance for projects and commodity supply chains.

Jake is a fully qualified pilot who holds an EASA license, as well as a martial arts instructor. Jake also studied at the American Institute of Diamond Cutting and is a certified rough diamond grader and won the International Young Entrepreneur Award at the Global Business Excellence Awards 2022.

Curtis Webster

Investment Director

Online Retailer | Entrepreneur | Capital Markets

An organised and hard-working professional, Curtis followed in his family’s footsteps and entered the real estate and natural resources sectors. Within his role at the Seventy Ninth Group, Curtis provides valuable support to our stakeholders situated across the globe, managing new and existing relationships as well as overseeing the Seventy Ninth Group’s existing and future capital raising activities. Over recent years, Curtis has gained significant experience in natural resources, with a particular focus on mineral extraction and general supply chain management.

Curtis is a keen martial artist, practising both Muay Thai and Brazilian jiujitsu. Additionally, Curtis won Outstanding Young Executive (under 35 years) at the Global Business Excellence Awards 2022.

Natalie Bellis

Chief Executive Officer

Global Regulatory Auditor | Risk Committee Chairwoman for Investment and Savings

Throughout her career, Natalie has been appointed across a wide range of governance roles, including being a regulatory auditor for globally established brands such as Selfridges, EasyJet, Toyota and Nintendo. Natalie has also led large, well-known retail and financial services operations with over 500 employees in each sector, delivering their corporate strategies alongside chairing Corporate Risk Committees. A highly experienced compliance specialist with a wealth of regulatory and administrative knowledge, Natalie has over 10 years in the sector and has a background in creating and implementing governance frameworks and FCA regulations.

As CEO of the Seventy Ninth Group, Natalie defines and oversees the company’s primary goals and objectives, leading a team of executives to deliver major business milestones, including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and large-scale expansion. Natalie also won the Outstanding Personal Achievement Award at the Global Business Excellence Awards 2022.

Andy Cole CBE

Board Advisor

An almost 50-year veteran of the Civil Service, Andy is a highly experienced tax professional who, having trained as a criminal and civil investigator, subsequently held a wide range of senior posts throughout his career, including operational delivery management, strategy development and project/programme management.

Andy’s previous senior appointments have seen him tackle the largest and most complex fraud and avoidance risks using a range of bespoke criminal, civil and insolvency powers, in addition to developing HMRC’s strategy to tackle promoters and users of aggressive tax avoidance.

Adriènne Kelbie CBE

Non-Executive Director

An inspiring and award-winning transformational leader, Adriènne brings over 25 years of leadership experience in high-profile public sector organisations spanning community funding, local authorities, safeguarding, criminal records and nuclear regulation.

Adriènne has spoken to global audiences about the importance of psychological safety, inclusion and cognitive diversity to high performing teams. Most recently, Adriènne led the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to international credit for its effective stakeholder engagement, strong international contribution and enabling regulation.

Genevieve Pearson

Non-Executive Director

Genevieve has over 20 years extensive project and operational experience across commodities in Africa. Following deep level gold mining experience in South Africa she ran Greenfields gold exploration projects. Over the years she has developed experience in artisanal to large-scale gold mining and exploration projects.

As an independent consultant, she has advised investors, commodity traders and mining companies on their various strategies for investing in a range of exploration and mining projects across commodities throughout Africa.

Gary Pitts

Board Advisor

Gary has been a compliance professional for over 27 years, beginning his career at Lautro and the Personal Investment Authority and including spells at Threadneedle, Henderson, Head of Compliance at hedge fund Brevan Howard, and Head of Compliance in Europe, Mid-East, Africa and Japan for a boutique investment bank.

Since 2013, he has run his own regulatory and training consultancy, Tetractys, with operations in the UK and Ireland. He delivers open and bespoke training courses and external Board effectiveness assessments alongside his consulting work.

Andor Lips

Non-Executive Director

With over 25 years of professional experience within mining and minerals and his status as a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Andor is a highly valuable member of our board of Non-Executive Directors. Andor has on the ground experience within the Republic of Guinea, a country in which we currently hold many assets within our natural resources division.

Throughout his career, Andor has had over 25 publications and is a published author, with a PhD and MSc in Geology.

Lydia Ruiter

Compliance Manager

Lydia has worked in compliance for over six years, including roles as QA Manager and Audit, Risk and Compliance Coordinator. Lydia worked with clients such as BT, EE, River Island and government bodies, responsible for ensuring FCA compliance, ISO standards, Quality Assurance oversight and implementing QA frameworks, risk management systems and developing risk and compliance committees, internally and with clients.

At Seventy Ninth Group, Lydia has developed a compliance framework across all aspects of the company. She implements and upholds business standards documentation and procedures, internal audits and oversees the QA framework, supports the Group’s ESG strategy and maintenance of ISO and other accreditations.

Alicia McMahon

Human Resources Manager

A highly driven, CIPD-qualified manager with over 20 years of human resources experience, Alicia is responsible for improving and protecting the health, happiness and general well-being of our team.

Passionate about building a positive environment for staff, Alicia is complemented by a rich history spanning a variety of sectors, including telecommunications, aerospace, residential care and manufacturing. Her main areas of responsibility include staffing, setting policies, managing employee benefits, retention, training and payroll.

Amy Jones

Client Support & Onboarding Manager

Amy graduated from further education in travel. Her previous role at a well-known life insurance company also saw Amy heavily involved with the business’ compliance procedures, which enables her to provide a fresh perspective and valuable input towards our compliance strategies.

Amy quickly progressed within the company to one of the team leaders, now onto managing the investments department. Amy’s qualifications and previous experience have proven advantageous in gaining a more thorough understanding of the needs of our global client base.

Matthew Proctor

Operations Manager

Matthew has a background in finance and accounting, with over 25 years' experience in the field. He has spent the last 16 years working in Australia at various levels of management, before returning to the UK.

Matthew’s role as Operations Manager will mean he oversees the business as a whole, implementing strategy, analysing operational processes and ensuring the correct policies are in place. 

Simon Larkin

Marketing and Communications Manager

As a distinguished Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Design, Simon brings over 16 years of rich experience within strategic marketing and branding positions to our dynamic team. Beyond his roles in strategic leadership, Simon has also worked as a self-employed marketing consultant and freelance graphic/web designer. 

Simon has navigated various Head of Marketing and Communication positions across diverse industries such as Finance and Insurance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Construction, Technology, and Travel. During this time, he has led multiple marketing campaigns for esteemed brands such as Renault, Nissan, Samsung, Princess Yachts, Wells Fargo, and Admiral Insurance.  At the Seventy Ninth Group, Simon leads our marketing team, injecting a strategic vision into our campaigns. His unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with an understanding of different sectors will inform the development of tailored and impactful marketing strategies.  

Eleanor Longworth

Onboarding Manager

Eleanor studied business management at Edge Hill University. Upon leaving, Eleanor worked in accounts for a nationwide retailer and was then Team Leader for an Insurance Brokerage before becoming Sales Team Leader for a Sales and Marketing Consultancy. As an Onboarding Manager, Eleanor oversees the investment team, monitoring their performance and workload

Ashley Weston

Finance Manager

Ashley previously worked at a family-owned company for eight years, acquiring various business and accounts qualifications. She has been a part of the Seventy Ninth Group for over two years, previously part of the investments team and now as Finance Manager, reviewing internal finance procedures and co-ordinating the company's finance processes. Ashley also develops and maintains key supplier relationships and oversees the smooth running of our international departments’ financial processes and the purchase ledger activity

Georgia Peach

Relationship Manager

Georgia has a sales background in the insurance sector, as well as experience working in pensions. This has allowed her to gain key networking skills which help her to build rapport with clients. Georgia’s role involves working closely with the onboarding officers to support our investors and to foster good relationships across the business. This includes tracking the progress of all relationships and ensuring investors’ needs are met and enquiries are dealt with accordingly.

Sean Berry

Onboarding Team Leader

Sean began his working life at Betfred, where he gained experience working with a focus on customer service and exposure to both anti-money laundering and anti-bribery processes. At the Seventy Ninth Group, Sean’s position as an Onboarding Team Leader sees him working closely with our investors, ensuring that strong relationships are created and maintained throughout the entire client journey. 

Craig Johnson

Onboarding Officer

After finishing Music Production in college, Craig went on to work for British Gas as an Emergency Dispatcher and moved on to work from home as an Out of Hours Dispatcher, liaising with both engineers and customers. At the Seventy Ninth Group as an Onboarding Officer, Craig helps with the onboarding process and can jump into various work streams to assist both clients and colleagues.

David Andrews DipPFS

Strategic Partner Manager

David has over 7 years’ experience as a qualified Financial Advisor providing financial advice to trustees, business owners and investors. David has joined the Seventy Ninth Group as a Strategic Partner Manager, managing the relationships with both investors and joint venture partners.

Phil Hayton

Digital Marketing & Events Manager

Initially intending to work as an accountant, Phil trained towards his qualifications at Big Four financial services company, KPMG, working there until he ultimately decided to focus his efforts on his passion for digital marketing. A highly versatile professional, Phil is responsible for the management of company wide communications and events. Much of Phil’s time is spent on brand, lead generation and social media content creation for the Seventy Ninth Group across a multitude of platforms, from posts covering up-to-date news on the company to informative podcasts and videos.

Georgia Dutton

Senior Graphic Designer

Georgia has both a BA (Hons) in Media Production and an MA in Animation. She kickstarted her career in graphic design with freelance work before moving into the energy industry at a large energy consultancy company in the Northwest. At the Seventy Ninth Group, Georgia manages the workflow of all the design work and oversees the day-to-day projects for the graphic designers both in-house and external.

Matthew Kinsey

Graphic Designer

Matthew completed his bachelor’s degree in graphic design in 2020, and has since gained experience working with post-production companies and print and digital design companies in South Africa and the UK. Matthew is one of the in-house graphic designers at the Seventy Ninth Group, delivering creative design content and managing the marketing material that goes for print.

Hannah Gregg

Marketing Assistant

Hannah graduated with first class honours in BA (Hons) Media, Communication, Cultures from Leeds Beckett University. After she graduated, she moved on to retail where she stayed for just over a year. As marketing assistant, Hannah supports the entire marketing team with digital content, PR, events production and more.

Rhian Pennington

Operations Support Manager

Rhian has over 25 years of office experience with a wide and varied skill set. She joined Seventy Ninth Group as an executive assistant and has recently expanded her role to Operations Support Manager, helping co-ordinate the business approach to health, safety and welfare, leading on the maintenance of our office headquarters in the UK, and the project management of our natural resources campaigns in the Republic of Guinea.

Ella Simpson - Williams

Business Support Manager

Ella studied Law with Criminology at Edge Hill University and graduated in 2019 with a first-class degree. She then went to work for Weightmans as Legal Engineer where she worked alongside legal professionals to help bridge the gap between the legal world and tech.

Ella joined the Seventy Ninth Group as Executive Assistant to the CEO and has now expanded her role to Business Support Manager, where she oversees both internal and external projects, and liaises with stakeholders to reach project milestones. She manages the Business Support Team, helping to improve business efficiency to accommodate further growth within the company. Ella supports and works closely with the Chairman, Directors, CEO and Senior Management Team.

Jennifer Salcedo

Personal Assistant to Jake and Curtis Webster

Jennifer has a background in real estate with over three years’ experience in the residential property sector. Her BTEC in Business and Enterprise from Southport College gave her valuable business insight. She has previous experience within different sectors of the property market such as conveyancing, identification handling and estate agency work. As the Personal Assistant to the Managing Director and the Investment Director, Jennifer ensures that their schedules are properly managed, and all related projects are completed efficiently to the best quality.

Emma Cox

Operations Support Assistant

Having trained in Hospitality Management, Emma worked for a hotel chain in Oxfordshire and Middlesex. After moving to the North West, she has worked in several sectors including hospitality, recruitment, medical supplies and building and maintenance, giving her a broad range of administrative skills. At the Seventy Ninth Group as the company’s Operations Support Assistant, Emma is responsible for assisting the Operations Support Manager and wider team with workstreams, projects and administration. 

Jon Holmes

Compliance Coordinator

Jon has joined the Seventy Ninth Group from a role with the NHS. He has previously worked as a Quality Assurance Officer at PaymentShield and been a Quality Control Manager at a company which handled PPI claims from people that had previously been in IVAs. He also worked for the Inland Revenue when living in New Zealand. As Compliance Coordinator at the Seventy Ninth Group, Jon will be assisting the Head of Compliance and the senior management team in protecting business assets, reputation and sustainability.

Paige Walker

Purchase Ledger and Accounts Assistant

Paige has graduated with a degree in Business Management and Finance. Since leaving university four years ago, she's been working in property management. Paige works as Accounts and Purchase Ledger Assistant, managing the company accounts and dealing with daily invoices.

Anastasiia Kozmina

Receptionist

Originally from Ukraine, Anastasiia has a Master's degree in International Law and International Relationships. She has two years' experience as a lawyer. Anastasiia has progressed from the receptionist at our head office, to now being part of the investment team as a Client Onboarding Administrator. In this role, Anastasiia will be more involved in the client journey, ensuring they have support throughout the onboarding process.

Jane Lund

Client Onboarding Administrator

Jane has excellent attention to detail skills, having spent twenty years working as a typographer and fifteen years working in copywriting and proof reading for Littlewoods. She has worked with companies all over the world selling products with Stork Cooperheat UK LTD for twelve and a half years.

This allowed Jane to expand on her excellent sales skills, which she then used in her two years as a Sales Executive for Honda in Southport. As an Client Onboarding Administrator, Jane will ensure the smooth running of the investment team, supporting on administrative tasks and helping to onboard clients.  

Reenu Sehgal

Investor Relations - Corporate

Reenu is a passionate, empathetic and seasoned professional. She has nearly two decades of experience working with one of the largest media companies in MENA; in key account management, corporate sales, strategy, partnerships and relationship management. Over the years, Reenu has created an impressive network within the VC industry, fund managers and family offices. She takes pride in her attention to detail and can create unique and bespoke opportunities for the clients she engages with. She was born in the UAE and considers Dubai her home.

Ben Rockell

Head of Capital Markets

Ben heads the capital raising activities of the Seventy Ninth Group through the company's Dubai-based entity, Seventy Ninth Global. He oversees our fixed-income and private equity divisions raising capital for the Group's projects across the UK property sector and the natural resources sector in the Republic of Guinea. Ben manages and strengthens relationships with, and is trusted by, hundreds of clients and capital partners from over 30 jurisdictions globally.

Previously working for a leading financial brokerage in the Middle East, Ben also qualified as a UK-qualified financial advisor through the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), ensuring he is fully Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and MiFID compliant, with adept knowledge of FCA and PRA regulations.

Patrick Willard

Senior Account Manager

After graduating from Canterbury Christ Church University, Patrick accepted a position at a leading wealth management company in the Middle East. Leading strategic business development and strengthening client management and relationships. Patrick is also ESMA/MiFID II compliant for investment advice through the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI); demonstrating thorough understanding of the essentials of financial planning and private client asset management. In his role as Senior Account Manager, Patrick plays a pivotal role in the day-to-day management of, and communication with, prospective and current clients, whilst providing support in implementing strategic solutions to achieve clients' goals.

Jack Gallagher

Onboarding Team Leader

Jack has experience working for a large hotel chain as a reservation’s agent. Jack is a detail-orientated professional with hands-on experience in utilisation of content development, writing, editing and research skills, with a broad knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Office, Opera PMS and Guestline

Jack’s role as an Onboarding Team Leader means he oversees onboarding processes for new clients, as well as ensuring a positive and inclusive working environment.

Ethan Webster

Administrative Assistant

Ethan studied Business, Media & Sports at school, before going on to study Uniform Public Services with the intention of starting a career in the Police. Before long Ethan was keen to follow his brothers into the Seventy Ninth Group family business, and bring further value by training as a financial advisor, which he is currently undertaking. In the meantime Ethan is supporting Jake, Curtis and the investments team across various business projects.

Suzanne Wolohan

Marketing Analyst

Suzanne has worked with and consulted for a variety of brands and companies across different industries, including the environmental and extractive oil & petroleum energy sectors. She has worked in both the UK and US before progressing to the Seventy Ninth Group in her role as a Marketing Analyst, leading on insights and analysis for the marketing team and acting as marketing lead for key projects.

Emily Lawrence

Social Media & Content Co‑ordinator

Emily graduated in 2022 with a 2:1 BBSC (Hons) in Business & Management with Marketing at Edge Hill University. After her graduation she worked in retail for a year before joining Seventy Ninth Group as Social Media & Content Coordinator, creating and planning content for the company’s social media platforms.

Rebecca Lloyd

Client Onboarding Administrator

Rebecca has worked in customer service at an independent spectacle lens supplier, where she managed all customer queries.

Rebecca's role as Client Onboarding Administrator will see her support the investment team, with all aspects of onboarding and administrative tasks.

Matthew Thomas

Client Onboarding Administrator

Matt has spent the last 8 years working in insurance, firstly in the customer services team and then moving into the administration team. Matt then went on to work as a system support analyst.

At the Seventy Ninth Group as a Client Onboarding Administrator, Matt will help with the onboarding process, assisting the investment team with all aspects of onboarding and administrative tasks.

Liene Buklagina

Client Onboarding Administrator

Originally from Latvia, Liene worked in Preston Magistrates Court as court clerk after university, before moving back home to work as a sanctions screening specialist for the SEB (Banking) Group. After gaining experience in both sectors, Liene moved on to working as Junior Compliance Specialist.

At the Seventy Ninth Group as a Client Onboarding Administrator, Liene will support the investment team, with all aspects of onboarding and administrative tasks.

Laura Fletcher

Human Resources Assistant

Laura is a proactive and ambitious Human Resources professional with over 6 years of experience in the field. She is CIPD-qualified, and has gained valuable expertise in various sectors, including retail, financial services, and social housing. Laura is known for her excellent communication and leadership capabilities. As HR Assistant, Laura supports the HR Manager in implementing the people operational strategy throughout the organisation.

Emily Reeder

Executive Administration Assistant

Emily has experience in receptionist and customer service management job roles. These included diary management, call handling, housekeeping and administrative duties, as well as excellent customer service skills. Emily's role as Executive Administration Assistant will help to ensure the efficient operation of the Executive Team.

Ben Lawrence

IT Technician

Ben worked as a Junior IT technician for 2 years before enrolling at Edge Hill University to study Cyber Security, where he received first class honours. At the Seventy Ninth Group, Ben's role as IT technician sees him help with inquiries or problems regarding our IT infrastructure as well as maintaining and installing new equipment.

Lauren Hughes

Finance Assistant

Lauren is a business management and finance graduate and has previous experience in administrative and customer service roles. Lauren's role as finance assistant at the Seventy Ninth Group sees her responsible for day-to-day tasks such as processing payments and invoices, ensuring the smooth running of the Finance Team.

Nathan Daley

Finance Assistant

Nathan graduated from Liverpool John Moores University, where he studied Business Management. During his studies, he worked as a Finance Administrator at Blithe House Financial Management. At the Seventy Ninth Group, Nathan's role as Finance Assistant will see him working in the Finance Team, processing payments and general bookkeeping tasks.

David Brenkley

Strategic Partner Consultant

With 7 years of experience as an Introducing Broker, David specialises in alternative investments and managing foreign client enrolment.

Previously, as the Managing Director at Travel Repay Ltd, David successfully oversaw a regulated claims management company and ensured compliance with Ministry of Justice regulations. He also has experience as a manager and director, where he demonstrated expertise in finance, leadership, and regulatory compliance. David's role as Strategic Partner Consultant at the Seventy Ninth Group, sees him expanding our introducer network, inviting new partners to refer investors to our exclusive investment products.

Heather Crompton

Client Onboarding Administrator

Heather has 26 years of experience in Business Administration with a strong focus on customer service. She has worked in wide variety of industries, from construction companies to the care industry. In Heather's last two roles, she has championed the roll-out of new CRM applications, ensuring a streamlined customer experience.

Heather's role at the Seventy Ninth Group as an Investment Onboarding Administrator will see her support the investment team, including administrative tasks and onboarding clients.

Chloe Cassim

Client Relationship Officer

Chloe has a background in retail, working in betting shops as a customer service manager. She also has experience in admin, working for an event management company. Chloe's role as Client Relationship Officer sees her use these skills to help support clients and resolve any issues for a seamless customer experience.

Joseph Mawdsley

Project Manager

Joe completed his bachelor's degree in law in 2010, before going on to train as a teacher. Having completed his teacher training, Joe set up his own logistics business where he discovered his passion for projects. Whilst managing projects for a local charity, Joe went on to attain his PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner qualifications, which when combined with his extensive experience running projects across industries, enabled Joe to establish a firm grasp of project management methodology and execution. As a Project Manager at the Seventy Ninth Group, Joe monitors and reports on all projects, both domestic and abroad, throughout their lifecycle.

Lizzy Delahunt

Creative Assistant

After finishing her master's degree in film and media, Lizzy focused on freelancing in videography and editing for a variety of platforms from feature length films to commercial work, gaining experience in all facets of media production. At the Seventy Ninth Group, Lizzy is on board as a Creative Assistant, supporting the marketing team with creative digital design and content creation.

Aleksandra Parulska

Legal Assistant

Aleksandra completed her master's degree in law at Liverpool John Moores University, gaining experience in legal sector with firms such as Slater and Gordon, Keoghs, DWF and Fletchers. She has also completed a Mergers and Acquisitions course at the New York Institute of Finance and Programming at Harvard University. As Legal Assistant specialising in commercial law, Aleksandra provides support to the Executive Team in matters related to investments, contracts, and regulatory compliance.

Yasmine Bassiah

Group Fund Manager

Yasmine has over 10 years' experience working with some of the UK's most established Private Equity and Venture Capital fund managers such as TDR Capital, RoundShield Partners, Hoxton Ventures and Blenheim Chalcot. .

Previously appointed as a Senior Fund Operations Manager at Blenheim Chalcot, Yasmine played a key role in strategic planning and reporting, overseeing day-to-day fund operations, executing new product launches, investment structuring and managing investor relations on behalf of the UK regulated fund manager. She is a board member of the Middlesex University Alumni Association in Finance and Accountancy where she graduated with a BA Hons in Finance and is also accredited by the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.

As the Group Fund Manager at the Seventy Ninth Group, Yasmine is responsible for developing and executing the private equity fund's investment strategy and performance, fund raising and providing personalised investment solutions to clients.

Grace Waters

Receptionist

Grace has many years of business experience at companies such as Revlon, BMMK and Scott Limited, as well as running her own business. Her roles have ranged from management to office administration, property management and computer programming. Grace's role as Receptionist will see her assisting the Business Support team with general administration tasks such as answering the phone, greeting our visitors and providing a professional and welcoming environment in line with the ethos and values at the Seventy Ninth Group.

Charity

The Seventy Ninth Group and its subsidiaries are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we operate.

From the locality surrounding our head office in the United Kingdom to the people of West Africa who live in and around our natural resource concessions, we ensure that charity is always at the heart of what we do.